11 Gifts for the Outdoor Recreationist

11 Gifts for the Outdoor Recreationist
It is that time of year again for many to fulfill their tradition or obligation of gift exchange.  We have put together some useful gift ideas for people who love the outdoors! We hope you find this list helpful. 1. Make a Charitable Donation Donate to a non-profit instead of buying a commercial gift. It may not look ...

How to Grow Oxygen

How to Grow Oxygen
Plants are beneficial. They create fresh and clean air, balance internal humidity, inspire creativity, and provide for a soothing environment.  It is easy to create an indoor green haven inside your office and home by keeping a few common plants around your space. What Plants Can Do Remove Pollution: NASA research proves common house plants ...

Gluten-Free 2

Gluten-Free
A considerable amount of our work here at Outdoor Herbivore is staying up to date on the latest news around diet related disease and illnesses. These past few months there has been quite a bit of discussion about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye is in ...

Clothing to wear for Backpacking 5

Clothing to wear for Backpacking
No cotton. Cotton absorbs perspiration and does not dry quickly. It also takes up too much space and weight for packing. If you want a fabric naturally sourced from plants, look for organic cotton blended with faster-drying fabrics, such as Tencel (lyocell) or Bamboo. Tencel is a fabric produced from the pulp of the eucalyptus tree. Bamboo ...

SteriPEN review

SteriPEN review
A review of UV Water Sterilization using the SteriPEN Journey Collecting water from a nearby river, stream or spring can often mean the water is contaminated with a host of bacteria, parasites and other organisms resulting from animal waste or decay.  Fortunately, sterilizing water using ultraviolet (UV) light is quick, easy, and works without the ...

Outdoor Herbivore’s YouTube Channel

This 5 minute video gives you some tips you might not think of when selecting boots or shoes for hiking. Do you find videos like these helpful? What else would you like to see? Please let us know! We are considering offering more videos and tips related to camp cooking and backpacking as well. Before ...